CSP helps seize escaped inmate utilizing infrared expertise

CSP used infrared expertise to seize an escaped inmate on June 7, 2024 (Credit score: Colorado State Patrol)

DENVER (KDVR) — The Colorado State Patrol used infrared expertise to assist find an inmate who escaped from the Fremont County Jail in early June.

Kegan VanVliet, 45, was described by CSP as a murder suspect who escaped on June 7 after making an attempt to shoot his partner.


In line with CSP, its Plane Unit went to El Paso County to help troopers on the bottom, native regulation enforcement and U.S. Marshalls, who have been staged within the space of Interstate 25 and East Woodman Highway in Colorado Springs.

As a result of the crew arrived at the hours of darkness, infrared expertise was used to look the realm. VanVliet’s automobile had been found deserted in a car parking zone, which means he was probably on foot, CSP stated.

After a search, troopers within the plane have been capable of find VanVliet as he walked away from a location {that a} citizen had tipped regulation enforcement off about.

The troopers within the air tracked him and directed regulation enforcement the place he was hiding. He was then taken into custody with none additional incident.

CSP captured the second when regulation enforcement on the bottom apprehended him.

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